Other training opportunities

NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early-Career Scientists: Biological Adaptations to Climate Change

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor the 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program (for early career scientists) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. The program is a collaboration between the University of San Francisco and the University of Southern California; and has a proven record of introducing participants to Antarctic science under realistic field conditions, and providing opportunities to understand and appreciate the complexities and logistical challenges of undertaking science in Antarctica.

Training Course on Zooplankton Identification, 4-8 September, Nauvo (Finland)

The Archipelago Research Institute's field station Seili, Finland, will this year host a training course on zooplankton identification. The Institute provides long-term monitoring data e.g. on hydrography, zooplankton and Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), and strong scientific expertise on long-term environmental monitoring and modeling decadal datasets. The training course is specifically designed to benefit undergraduates, post-graduate students, early-career researchers, professionals and educators, having coastal or marine related responsibilities, functions or interests.

ICBM Summer School: Introduction to Data Analysis and Ecosystem Modeling, 30 July-12 August, Oldenburg (Germany)

From July 30 to August 12, 2017 the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM, University of Oldenburg) will organize a summer school entitled “Introduction to Data Analysis and Ecosystem Modeling”. The summer school will be held at ICBM facilities in Wilhelmshaven and Oldenburg, Germany. The focus is on mathematical and numerical methods used in marine and environmental sciences (but not engineernig sciences). Read more

Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology: 34th Workshop, 30 August -13 September 2017, Plymouth (UK)

The workshop provides intensive practical experience of a number of microelectrode, patch clamp and optical techniques applied to single cells. It is intended for postgraduate students, post-doctoral workers or established scientists wishing to apply these techniques in their research. The following core techniques are offered as 3-day experiments:


Two electrode voltage clamp

Patch clamp – single channel, whole cell, slice recording

Single electrode voltage-clamp

Dye injection

Ion-selective microelectrodes

Fluorescent indicators

8th PLOCAN Glider School 2017

The 8th PLOCAN Glodel School will take place between 6th-11th Nov. 2017 in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain


A registration and selection process for 15 attendees interested and able to participate in the Glider School 2017 is now open since Monday 30th January.


Please check http://www.gliderschool.eu/



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